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Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #7- Denver Nuggets

Denver is once again on the clock in our 2016 NBA Draft Mock! Will they go "big" with their pick?

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Check out the previous picks in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

The Denver Nuggets, who took guard Jamal Murray of Kentucky with the sixth overall pick that they acquired through a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, are again on the clock at #7 overall. Their selection has been submitted...

With the seventh pick in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft, the Denver Nuggets select...


Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga University

Sabonis James Snook- USA Today Sports

One perimeter player, and now one big man, are heading to Denver. Here is what Mock GM GBB reader mopizzle11 had to say about the Sabonis selection-

Looking up and down this roster, I'm not sure there are any glaring holes that can be addressed in the draft. That either means taking the best player available, or taking a guy that will add a new wrinkle to the team. I think it would be wise to go with the latter of the two strategies here and reach back for Sabonis here. Now I don't think he has quite the athleticism that Faried does, but he has the same indomitable will to crash the boards and fight for every loose ball. Defenses will never have a chance to rest.


What he also has is a very high IQ for a big man, which is what I was looking for when I said I wanted to add a new wrinkle to the team. What Faried lacks as a roll man is the vision to make the next pass. He is almost always on the receiving end of assists, but as we are seeing with teams like the Warriors, is that a roll man with good passing vision can pick a defenses apart. Sabonis had shown in college that he delights in finding an open man. 2nd year big man Nikola Jokic has also shown that he knows how to play with his head up and find cutters, so between the two of them, they can punish teams for doubling in the post.

With another big man off the board, and Kris Dunn available for the Sacramento Kings, pick #8 seems all but inevitable...or is it? Check back later today to find out when the newest GBB Contributor Brandon C (aka ballfromgrace) makes the pick for the Kings.

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Orlando colapsedLung
June 9th 12/Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix Brandon C
June 10th 14/Memphis Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Wes George
June 13th 16/Boston Chip Williams
June 14th 17/Chicago Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit volislife
June 15th 19/New Orleans Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Jama17
June 16th 22/Charlotte Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Boston Chip Williams
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23

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